To experience the art of storytelling as an adult, check out Tellabration with Faye Wooden and Charles Maynard for a fun and educational event. Another fun event will be Sean McCullough’s family hour of Appalachian and original music. Then, believe it or not, the holiday season begins with concerts by the Don Brakebill Singers and the Blount County Hometown Choir. All are invited to share in the delights of the season in the month of November at the library.
EVENTS: Lectures, Speakers, Workshops:
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m., “Music for All Ages” by SeaMcCollough, musician, storyteller and professional entertainer. SeaMcCollough, will present a family hour of Appalachiaand original music with guitar, mandolin, and banjo. The concert is ithe Reading Rotunda.
Monday, Nov. 12, the library will be closed iobservance of Veteran’s Day.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., “Fifth Annual Tellabration” with local storytellers Faye Woodeand Charles Maynard who will provide aevening of entertainment with stories and music for all ages ithe SharoLawsoRoom.
Friday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m., DoBrakebill Singers, directed by DoBrakebill, will perform a concert of holiday music ithe Reading Rotunda.
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m., “Blount County Board of Trustees Meeting” ithe Board Room.
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23, the library will be closed iobservance of Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m., Blount County HometowChoir, directed by Wesley Rouse, will perform a concert of seasonal music ithe Reading Rotunda.
TeeCentral: Be sure to check out TeeCentral. It’s the new teearea ithe center stacks past Biography and Reference.
EXHIBITS: Nov. 1-30 Exhibits:
“Landscapes and Florals” Douglas Winfrey Oils Exhibit osix easel spaces isitting areas of the MaiGallery.
“Waterfowl Wood Sculptures” exhibit by Fred Binning itwo vertical cases ithe Entry Rotunda.
“AlaSieve Photography” photography exhibit oart panels at the Reading Rotunda of the MaiGallery.
“Lego Robotics” exhibit ione cube ithe Entry Rotunda.
“Veterans Display” by the Reference Department iGenealogy display case at the Reference Desk.
“Butter Molds” exhibit by Hilda Walker itwo display cases ithe MaiGallery.
“Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild Member Artwork” exhibit oart wall at the library’s Bookmark Café and two easels isitting areas of the MaiGallery.
“Watercolor Greeting Cards and Ceramic Crosses” exhibit by St. Andrews Church childreitwo cubes ithe Entry Rotunda.
Display by CirculatioDepartment ocirculatiodesk cabinets and New Books shelves ithe MaiGallery.
COMPUTER CLASSES: FREE First six persons to arrive caattend class. Call 865-273-1436, or come by the Reference Desk for a schedule of two hour classes in:
Intro to PC (Meet the Mouse)
Nov. 29 class is canceled
November Book: “The Constant Princess,” by Phillipa Gregory
Place: Library Board Room
Date: Nov. 14 and the second Wednesday of each month
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Children’s Library: 865-273-1414. Unless otherwise indicated, all children’s programs are ithe children’s library.
Joithe library’s year-long celebratioto “Discover the Joy of Reading” and celebrate Children’s Book Week, Nov. 11 through 17 with special programs.
November Special Programs:
Saturday, Nov. 17, 1-3 p.m., Family ReadathoDay offers families a chance to come read to each other ithe Reading Pond. Sign-up at the children’s check-out desk to read 15 minutes during the 1-3 p.m. time period, or just come enjoy someone else reading together.
Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m., professional entertainer, SeaMcCollough, will present a family hour of Appalachiaand original music with guitar, mandoliand banjo. The concert will be presented ithe Reading Rotunda ithe maigallery.
ForeigLanguage Story Hours: Community volunteers will present bilingual stories and crafts for all interested children. Please call the library to verify that story hour will be held as scheduled.
Monthly Surprise Display will be showcased ithe children’s library office window. The monthly topic will not be publicized, but childrecaguess the theme by reading clues othe library’s Web site. Visit the children’s library to see if you guessed the correct display topic.
Elementary Age Activities:
FictioFavorites - Kids’ Reviews. Read Juvenile Fictiobooks, write and share reviews. Find book review forms and logs iChildren’s Reference area.
Sundays, Nov. 11, 18 and 25, Family Game Day will replace our popular Monday night Family Game Night program with board games and activities all afternoofor families. Families with childreof all ages caenjoy a fun-filled afternooof board games, puzzles, hopscotch, toddler bowling, play huts, and more.
Tuesdays, 4 p.m., Serendipity Activities, Grades K-6, iChildren’s Library. Sign-up iChildren’s Library to participate with new crafts.
Nov. 13 Grades K-2 Scarecrow Bucket
Nov. 20 Grades 3-6 Desiga Memory Book and Bookmark
Nov. 27 Grades K-2 Slap Bracelets and Tissue Box
Wednesday, November 14 for Grades 4-6, 4 p.m., Library Skills Workshop teaches childrethe skills they need to use our library catalog, reference, online searches, and locatioof items. Sign-up at Children’s CirculatioDesk.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 4 p.m., Reading Zone will offer elementary-aged childrea story hour and activities.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 3-5 p.m., Serendipity Activities with surplus crafts, Grades K-6 iChildren’s Library.
Colorful Thursdays offer fuand educatiofor kids who love to color. Coloring pages with crayons, markers, and colored pencils are available at the children’s activity tables all day and evening from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each Thursday.
Pre-School Story Hour and Crafts iReading Pond:
November Story Hour Theme: “Making Memories”
Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Story Bears #1, Ages 3-5 years
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Pillows and PJs, Bedtime Pre-K
Wednesdays, 10 and 10:30 a.m., Pooh Pals, Ages 2 and under
Fridays, 10 a.m., Story Bears #2, Ages 3-5 years
These programs are free and opeto the public. The Blount County Public Library is located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville.
For informatioabout other library programs or services, call the library at 865-982-0981 or visit www.blountlibrary.org.